||Last Updated: Feb 22, 2019 - 3:11:20 AM
BTC Introduces New Mobile App
- Feb 20, 2019 - 12:15:15 AM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) is officially
announcing the introduction of the upgraded “My BTC” mobile app. The new
mobile app is now available for download in the IOS App Store and the
Google Play store.
“My BTC” provides real time access to landline
and mobile accounts. Customers are now empowered to track their
real-time mobile voice, data and SMS usage. “My BTC” also enables you to
check your prepaid balances, top-up and add combo plans, transfer
credit to prepaid accounts and pay bills online...
Campbell addresses a one-day gender-based intervention and prevention workshop
- Feb 19, 2019 - 4:26:34 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie
Campbell, told delegates attending a one-day gender-based intervention
and prevention workshop that they must help to create an environment of
non-violence while adopting a 'zero tolerance’ approach to violence.
the Gender-Based Violence Intervention, Prevention and Social
Development Capacity-Building Workshop for internal staff of the
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development that was hosted by the
Department of Gender and Family Affairs...
Grade 6 Walter Parker Primary Students call on The Governor General
- Feb 19, 2019 - 3:43:53 PM
Grade 6 students and teachers
of Walter Parker Primary School, Grand Bahama, called upon Governor
General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at
Government House on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Gender and Family Affairs Hosts Key Gender-Based Workshop
- Feb 19, 2019 - 3:24:03 PM
Officials of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs of the Ministry
of Social Services and Urban Development, Tuesday (February 19) hosted a
one-day Gender-Based Violence Intervention, Prevention, and Social
Development Capacity-Building Workshop for internal staff.
from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the
Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitative and
Welfare Services, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs and the
Urban Renewal Commission, all participated in the workshop....
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association Updated on Tourism Marketing Campaign for 2019
- Feb 19, 2019 - 2:32:38 PM
The Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) held its Board
of Directors & Membership Meeting, Friday, at the British Colonial
Hilton. Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu addressed the forum on
the 2019 Ministry of Tourism Marketing Campaign, which features Bahamian
descendant, well-known musician Lenny Kravitz.
RBDF strategy for addressing human smuggling in The Bahamas
- Feb 19, 2019 - 1:25:32 PM
The maritime borders of The Bahamas are challenged by illicit
activities that often occur at the same time within different
geographical locations around The Bahamas (Photo 1 - Illicit Maritime
Activities). To effectively respond to multiple threats including drug,
human and weapons smuggling, as well as poaching and natural disasters,
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been steadily unfolding a
comprehensive program to decentralize its operations using a
multi-layered security approach within a collaborative framework
throughout our family of islands...
Education Minister Reads to Thelma Gibson Primary Students
- Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00:01 PM
The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd’s enthusiasm spilled over to the primary school
students as they listened to him read the ‘Hard Head Bird’ and ‘Why a
Rainbow Comes After the Rain’ from the book, “Once Below a Time:
Bahamian Stories” by Telcine Turner.
The Education Minister
demonstrated his teaching abilities as he drilled the students -- asking
the names of the stories and authors, encouraging them to listen and
remember, and requesting definitions of words during one of the events
of Literacy/Parents’ Month, which is recognized in February...
The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent
- Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
hosted a Private Book Signing with Her Royal Highness Princess
Michael of Kent in Celebrating Women International, at Government House,
Saturday afternoon. Also present was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Princess Michael of
Kent in her autobiography, "A Cheetah's Tale," tells of growing up in
Mozambique, raising a cheetah called Tess, and the incredible bond that
can exist between humans and animals...
Elks paid a courtesy call at Government House
- Feb 18, 2019 - 10:08:37 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed
officials of the Elks Lodge in a courtesy call at Government House,
February 15, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
Consultations begin for persons with disabilities plan
- Feb 18, 2019 - 9:10:46 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell began consultations towards the development of a comprehensive
plan for the community of persons living with disabilities. The plan is
expected to include legislation.
Minister Campbell recently held
separate discussions with Mrs. Sheila Culmer, a noted disability rights
advocate and trailblazer, and former President of the Bahamas National
Council for Disability (BNCD), and officials of the Physically
Challenged Children’s Committee at the Ministry’s headquarters...
Rights Bahamas:Immigration Department admits to kidnapping
- Feb 18, 2019 - 8:57:56 PM
Despite their protests to the contrary, The Bahamas Department of
immigration has, in a release today, effectively admitted to kidnapping a
man in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
Their excuse for stuffing this
individual into the trunk of a vehicle against his will is woefully
inept and holds no water...
RBDF Addresses Social Media Rumors
- Feb 18, 2019 - 8:51:35 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force wishes to advise the general public
that a video circulating on social media with an RBDF patrol craft
stopping a Haitian sloop is not a current video. That particular video
showing numerous Haitian nationals being transferred to the RBDF patrol
craft P-129 occurred a few years ago.
There have also been
reports of 3 Haitian sloops sighted off Great Inagua during the past few
days. These vessels were in fact registered Haitian cargo vessels with
appropriate documentation to engage in trade between Haiti and Inagua...
Rights Bahamas: Government applauded for halting deportations to Haiti
- Feb 18, 2019 - 7:07:08 PM
Rights Bahamas applauds the Bahamas Government for temporarily halting
the deportation of individuals to Haiti. In light of the unrest and
violence happening in in that country, the safety of those in our
custody must always come first. Closing the Bahamas Embassy and
recalling our diplomats and staff was likewise the right thing to do...
Doris Johnson Senior High gets new, state-of-the-art kitchen
- Feb 18, 2019 - 4:22:52 PM
Doris Johnson Senior High School is preparing students for careers in the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.
school’s science laboratory, old, run-down, and infested with termites,
has been transformed into a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen.
the school officially commissioned the new facility during a ribbon
cutting ceremony to the theme ‘We WORK Here...Kindling the Flame of
Through a partnership with Nassau Hotel and
Restaurant Supplies, the kitchen has been equipped with industrial
stoves, sinks, refrigerators, freezers, a new exhaust system, air
conditioning and grills...
International (NBA) Players Dinner held at Baha Mar
- Feb 18, 2019 - 4:06:31 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle had photo
op with Golden State Warriors' champ Andre Iguogdala, centre, Jeff
Rodgers and Winston McDonald at the International (NBA) Players Dinner
at Rosewood, Baha Mar on Sunday evening, February 17, 2019.
She is also
pictured with WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie, and with Houston Rockets
All-Star Chris Paul...
‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event
- Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM
In February – the month of love – thousands of couples around the globe
will pause to celebrate all the ways they cherish their significant
others and thousands more will take the plunge into marital bliss. For
many of those very couples however, matrimonial money matters threaten
to end their happily ever after prematurely. According to a 2015
financial study, money can be a huge source of conflict in marriage with
more than eight hundred thousand of the two million annual marriages
ending in divorce because of it...
Bahamas responds to European Commission “High Risk Third Countries” List
- Feb 17, 2019 - 8:15:56 PM
Over the past year, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and
his administration have been actively engaged in discussions with
various international organizations concerning the country’s involvement
in international financial markets.
These organizations include
the European Union (EU), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF
was founded by the Group of Seven (G7) countries to develop policies
aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism financing...
RBDF Apprehends Undocumented Migrants in Exuma Chains
- Feb 17, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended a Haitian smuggling vessel
west of Compass Cay in the central Exuma chain around 12:45 today. The
apprehension was the culmination of an interdiction effort coordinated
by the Defence Force involving the Royal Bahamas Police Force, OPBAT,
the US Coast Guard, and concerned citizens over several days.
interdiction operation was initiated after the Defence Force received
information concerning the whereabouts of a migrant smuggling vessel in
the southern Bahamas...
Rights Bahamas: Immigration kidnapping in Eleuthera, Bahamas
- Feb 17, 2019 - 3:39:34 PM
I and my colleagues were extremely disturbed by a video circulating on
social media of what looked to be the kidnapping of a man in broad
daylight by uniformed officers.
The officers, who appeared to be
wearing Bahamas Immigration Department uniforms, are seen forcing a man
towards an SUV. Another officer, standing at the back of the vehicle,
then pushes the victim in the trunk before closing it...
28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba
- Feb 17, 2019 - 3:25:26 PM
St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars,
translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28th
annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019.
While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial
management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi
Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. Topics
addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary
production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital
technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing
multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region